(B) learn how to use and conserve resources and dispose of materials
Ask the Answer Worm! - It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it - S.K.Worm, the official annelid, or worm, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service answers students questions about soil.
Sunrise Sunset - [this link opens on a new page] Students learn about the apparent movement of the sun across the day sky. Students then learn to relate time of day to the location of the sun. (Author - Sandi King)
What Makes Shadows? Students learn about shadows as they observe and draw the shadow of a classmate. In the extension activity, students observe and discuss shadows changing over time.
(C) compare results of investigations with what students and scientists know about the world
(7) The student knows that many types of change occur.
(A) observe, measure, record, analyze, predict, and illustrate changes in size, mass, temperature, color, position, quantity, sound, and movement
Be a Scientist - [this link opens on a new page] Students estimate temperatures using a Celsius thermometer. (Author - Sandi King)
Hot Stuff - [this link opens on a new page] Students estimate temperatures using a Fahrenheit thermometer. (Author - Sandi King)
Thermometer - asks students to compare the temperature on two days, and it instructs them on the concepts of minus quantities as the difference between two things
(B) identify, predict, and test uses of heat to cause change such as melting and evaporation
Keeping Warm - use this BBC interactive to investigate how insulation effects cooling rates
Matter in the Science Lab - Select Matter in the list of labs. The illustration names the physical state of objects. Next, click on Water Changes State near the top of the matter window. Hold down the blue button to lower the temperature of water to freezing, then hold down the red button till water boils. Click on the book in the bottom left corner to read about matter.
Pushes and Pulls - use a hard or soft push or pull to see how the toy horse moves
(D) observe, measure, and record changes in weather, the night sky, and seasons
As the Earth Turns - [this link opens on a new page] Students learn that day and night are caused by the rotation of the Earth. (Author - Sandi King)
Control the Weather - By clicking on different buttons, you decide what the weather will be that day.
Eye on the Sky - the scientist (your student) is asked to enter weather observations. Based on the entries, a summary of conditions is compiled
Make Your Own Weather Station - You can become an amateur meteorologist by building your own weather station and keeping a record of your measurements. Use this as a class project.
The Night Sky Live - best as a whole class activity - click on an asterisk on the map to see the night sky live from someplace around the world.
Seasonal Changes Lesson Plans From Scholastic - The activities in this theme unit take advantage of opportunities for students to practice observation and description skills, as well as extending students' experience into other curricular areas, such as language arts and art.
Weather in the Science Lab - Select Weather in the list of labs. The illustration shows a water cycle. Click on The Weather Maker near the top of the weather window. Set temperature of two air masses and the relative humidity. Then see what weather develops. Click on the book in the bottom left corner to read about weather.
(8) The student distinguishes between living organisms and nonliving objects.
Living vs Non-Living Quiz - This quiz is based on the information about the six characteristics of living things. For each of the following determine if it is a living or a non-living organism. Clicking on the answer allows you to check your answers. Good luck!
Water Cycle Animation - Observe a raindrop traveling through various paths of the water cycle. In this visualization, the blue raindrop shows where water is. The red arrows show the processes that could move it to another place.
Water Science - US Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! They offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
The Watershed Game - Many things happen in a watershed that affect the quality of the water we rely upon . Examine the issues in each area of the watershed, then see the impacts of your choices.
Water Wizard quizzes - Do you have a fountain of knowledge when it comes to water? Well, dive right in and test your knowledge of water with these Water Wizard quizzes.
Weather in the Science Lab - Select Weather in the list of labs. The illustration shows a water cycle. Move your cursor around the image for more information. Click on The Weather Maker near the top of the weather window. Set the temperature of two air masses and the relative humidity, and then see what weather develops. Click on the book in the bottom left corner to read about weather.